A View of Venice: Portrait of a Renaissance City (Hardcover)

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By Kristin Love Huffman (Editor)
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Jacopo de' Barbari's View of Venice, a woodcut first printed in the year 1500, presents a bird's-eye portrait of Venice at its peak as an international hub of trade, art, and culture. An artistic and cartographic masterpiece of the Renaissance, the View depicts Venice as a vibrant, waterborne city interconnected by canals and bridges and filled with ornate buildings, elaborate gardens, and seafaring vessels. The contributors to A View of Venice: Portrait of a Renaissance City draw on a high-resolution digital scan of the over nine-foot-wide composite print to examine the complexities of this extraordinary woodcut and portrayal of early modern Venetian life. The essays show how the View constitutes an advanced material artifact of artistic, humanist, and scientific culture. They also outline the ways the print reveals information about the city's economic and military power, religious and social infrastructures, and cosmopolitan residents. Featuring methodological advancements in the digital humanities, A View of Venice highlights the reality and myths of a topographically unique, mystical city and its place in the world.

Contributors. Karen-edis Barzman, Andrea Bellieni, Patricia Fortini Brown, Valeria Caf , Stanley Chojnacki, Tracy E. Cooper, Giada Damen, Julia A. DeLancey, Piero Falchetta, Ludovica Galeazzo, Maartje van Gelder, Jonathan Glixon, Richard Goy, Anna Christine Swartwood House, Kristin Love Huffman, Holly Hurlburt, Claire Judde de Larivi re, Blake de Maria, Martina Massaro, Cosimo Monteleone, Monique O'Connell, Mary Pardo, Giorgio Tagliaferro, Saundra Weddle, Bronwen Wilson, Rangsook Yoon.

About the Author

Kristin Love Huffman is an independent scholar of the art, architectural, and urban history of Renaissance Venice and coeditor of Visualizing Venice: Mapping and Modeling Time and Change in a City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478016533
ISBN-10: 1478016531
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 456
Language: English